A renowned expert from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will once again visit the Abbey Museum. A great friend of our little museum, Prof. Wayne Horowitz visited last year and spoke about the museum's unique collection of Cuneiform tablets. This visit was so popular, that it resulted in an inevitable second visit and we are delighted to welcome him back on September 19th at 7.00pm. (Wine and cheese reception from 6.30pm). This year his talk will again revolve…Find out more »
Running from September 25th-29th 2017, come along to the Abbey Museum for school holiday fun - Roman style! This fantastic family event offers a wide selection of hands-on activities to keep your 'Little Gladiators' engaged and happy including: Get Crafty! Make a mini chariot, a mask, or a mosaic! Dress Like a Roman (awesome photo opportunity) Dig for Roman Artefacts in our Mini Archaeology Digs Learn how to be a Gladiator in our Gladiator School Of course, the ever popular Archery…Find out more »
The Abbey Museum Friends presents the 2017 Floor Talk and Annual Lunch 'Archaeology and Medicine: From the Written Word to the Reality' by Dr Michelle Barton Much mystery shrouds medicine in the Ancient and Medieval times. This very interesting and educational talk by Dr Michelle Barton will focus on how we can try to interpret what was actually performed and used in medieval medicine and surgery. When: Saturday 28 October 2017 Time: Lunch at 1.00pm - Talk at 2.00pm Where: At…Find out more »
Join us for the 2017 annual Abbey Museum Open Day and Boutique Christmas Market. For one day only, the Museum will have free entry, St. Michael's Church will be open to visitors, and St. Michael's College will hold tours of the school. This is a unique opportunity to see everything the Abbey Museum has to offer, while enjoying a Boutique market full of amazing Christmas gift ideas! If you would like to find out more information about the Abbey…Find out more »
A mystical Christmas evening where the ancient sound of Latin melodies are just the beginning of your Yuletide experience. Allow your spirit to travel back to yesteryear, lulled by the eerie sounds of 'Schola Cantorum's lonely Gregorian chant. Be entranced by the magical dusk-light flickering through the stained glass windows highlighting the quaint surroundings of the Abbey Church. Arrive around 5.45pm to allow time to visit the museum and view the collection of medieval manuscripts on display in the manuscript gallery. Don't miss an opportunity to visit the museum…Find out more »
Viking fun - Abbey Museum style!
Come in Costume!
Expect to meet a Viking!
Learn at the Viking Masterclass!
Find out about Lucet weaving, Naal binding and more!
Choose from some of the old favourites (such as archery and the archaeological digs) and some brand new and never offered before! . Mark your calendar for ‘Kids Dig it!’’ Viking Family Fun Week – January 8-12th 2018!
This presentation will take place on February 24th 2018, the first of the series in the Friends of Abbey Museum for 2018. The purpose of the event is to share information about this museum’s amazing collection, in particular the items that are NOT on display. With more than 5,000 items in the collection, only 800 are on display. So our Collections Registrar has picked a few of her favourite things and is sharing the stories of these items in the collection, in line with the Abbey Museum vision of ‘enriching lives through stories created from our collection'. We know you'll enjoy it!Find out more »
Join us for another trivia night filled with quick-witted quiz questions designed to enhance your cerebral fitness and of course have some fun with friends (spiced with a little rivalry!). There's lucky door prizes, fantastic raffle prizes and all proceeds support the stained glass conservation appeal. This very social evening is finished with a light supper. Price $15
(NB: School aged children free). Time: 6pm registration, Start: 6:30pm.Find out more »
Kids Dig It! Egyptian Family Fun Week. From Monday 9th April to Friday 13th you don’t have to travel to Egypt for authentic Egyptian family fun….just come to Caboolture’s award winning Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. All day activities include Egyptian games and jewellery, dress-up like an Egyptian Pharaoh or Queen, make a Sistrum or Canopic Jar (or find out what these are during an Egyptian Mumification!). And of course we have the well-loved archaeological digs and archery! Find out…Find out more »
This presentation on April 21st 2018, presented by The University of Queensland's Hittitologist Prof. Trevor Bryce, will investigate how, through archaeological evidence and language dicipherment, historians are beginning to understand this lost civilisation. The ancient Hittites Empire once spanned from Turkey's western coast to the Euphrates river and south through Syria onto the Damscus borders. However, we have known little about this civilisation until the last 140 years. The purpose of the event is to engage with Friends' members and visitors through an educative presentation. The presentation begins at 2.00pm and is followed with questions and afternoon tea, concluding around 4.00pm.Find out more »